Kilsyth Junior Mitch Dielemans has re-signed with the NBL1 Cobra Men for the 2023 season.
Dielemans was a key contributor to the Cobras in 2022, providing a big spark off the bench with his lightning speed and electric playmaking. The Fosters Phantoms junior averaged 7.4 points, 2.0 assists and a team-best 90.7% shooting from the foul line, scoring in double-digits in seven regular season outings – including a 19 points in 19 minutes in a clutch home win over the Melbourne Tigers. Dielemans displayed a knack for making big plays in crunch time, with his uncanny scoring ability and elite free throw shooting seeing him close out a number of tight games.
The Cobras super-sub took his clutch play to another level in the postseason, delivering the best game of his young NBL1 career as he led Kilsyth to an 19-point comeback semi final win at home against the Bendigo Braves. Dielemans dropped a team-high 25 points to go along with eight rebounds and five assists in the Cobras thrilling semi final victory, drilling a deep game-sealing triple late in overtime ingame – and individual performance – that will be remembered for years to come.
For those familiar with Dielemans’ game, his breakout playoff performance comes as no surprise; he previously led the U20 Cobra Men and VYC Men to championships, led the VYC league in scoring twice, and was an All-Star Five selection in three straight years. And with titles at every stop along his hoops journey, Dielemans will look to add yet another to his resume in 2023.
Veteran wing Ben Ursich has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Ursich was a key contributor to the Cobras once again in 2023, averaging 8.7 points and 4.7 rebounds per game, while ranking third on the team in three point makes (30) and percentage (35.3 3FG%). The Maroondah Magic junior
Defensive specialist Sarah Haberfield has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Haberfield was a solid contributor to the Cobras roster in 2023, starting in 20 of 22 regular season games and ranking amongst the team leaders in assists (2.1), steals (1.0) and rebounding (3.3). The SEBC Saints junior recorded a
Mitch Dielemans has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Dielemans enjoyed a strong 2023 NBL1 campaign with the Cobras, averaging a career-high 8.9 points per game to go along with 2.2 assists per game, shooting team-bests of 40.3% from three point range and 80.3% from the foul line. He recoded